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The Diner / Re: Coronavirus thread
« Last post by Papy Oli on Today at 02:41:26 AM »
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Traverso on Today at 02:40:46 AM »
Dutch Organs

CD7

Bach-Homilius & Böhm

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Madiel on Today at 02:38:26 AM »
Doing a fairly unusual thing for me and just putting a whole album on.



Having really enjoyed Bebbington's performances of Bridge when I listened on a work-by-work basis, I'm doing him the rare courtesy of just pressing play and listening to his programming choices.

Any time you're dealing with Bridge, chronology makes a huge difference so it'll be interesting to hear some late pieces mixed with the earlier ones. Culminating in the great piano sonata.
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The Diner / Re: Coronavirus thread
« Last post by Herman on Today at 02:27:41 AM »
A big factor in Spain's awful corona situation is not socialists or conservatives in power, but the governamental structure of the country.

The regions are firmly separated from each other. They are autonomous. So Catalonia cannot ask Aragon (the region to the west) or the Valencian Community, to the south, if they can spare some ICU beds for Catalonian patients, the way the Netherlands and Germany have done. The region borders are impenetrable.

In this situation that's costing lives.

In a broader sense Spain is a very bureaucratic country, there are endless lengths of red tape and everything needs to be fiatted by a whole range of career bureaucrats (who often sat for their state exams to eventually enter the civil service for many many years  -  a cousin of my ex did these exams every frigging year until she was 37 and gave up) before anything happens.

A totally different factor is Spanish men of the baby boom generation and older are really heavy smokers.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by aligreto on Today at 02:22:42 AM »
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 [Monteux]





This is a strong, robust presentation that is spirited, assertive and well driven.
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The Diner / Re: Coronavirus thread
« Last post by steve ridgway on Today at 02:22:00 AM »
I discovered a nice 5 and a half mile country walk from the house which saves having to drive anywhere.

That's very handy :). We're driving 8 miles to a deserted bit of countryside that's also near two quiet shops. The walks from our door would be more crowded even though the council have now barricaded the vehicle entrance to one of the largest areas of open land.
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GMG News / Re: Bug report
« Last post by pjme on Today at 02:18:41 AM »
Yes, GMG is very slow and unpredictable.
I'm ready for a ride with my bike - in the sun!
Au revoir.
Peter
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by 71 dB on Today at 02:06:34 AM »
I very much doubt that German kids under 6 understand the Italian of the Baroque cantatas. That restriction is imho a perfect example of being more Catholic than the Pope.  :laugh:

If a kid under 6 is able to read and is interested of Baroque cantatas we are talking about a very smart/mature kid who will be ok with the content anyway.

I get that you have to give DVDs an age restriction by law, but how about using common sense and make it zero?
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GMG News / Re: Bug report
« Last post by (: premont :) on Today at 02:01:55 AM »
The forum is very slow to day, despite the presence of only nine "suspicious" guests.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Madiel on Today at 02:00:35 AM »
I very much doubt that German kids under 6 understand the Italian of the Baroque cantatas. That restriction is imho a perfect example of being more Catholic than the Pope.  :laugh:

Dear God, it's like you've never encountered subtitles in your life. I mean, I don't expect most of the German adults to understand the Italian of the Baroque cantatas either.
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